Foreign Accent: The Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Second Language Phonology

Synopsis

Even though second-language learners may master the grammar and vocabulary of the new languages, they almost never achieve a native phonology (accent). Scholars and professionals dealing with second-language learners would agree that this is one of the most persistent challenges they face. Now, for the first time, Roy Major's Foreign Accent covers the exploding scholarship in this area and lays out the issues specifically for audiences in the second language acquisition and applied linguistics community.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Susan Gass
  • Jacquelyn Schachter
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2001